This teaching is about the decision to believe God’s Word. It looks at the example of Jesus Christ’s believing and how he expected others to also believe if they wanted deliverance in their life. Jesus Christ was a pioneer in believing as the author and finisher. He believed God’s Word all the way through and was tempted in all ways yet without sin. Jesus Christ isn’t on earth anymore, but we have all the power of God in Christ in us. The decision to believe God’s Word, including Christ’s accomplishments, is the most important decision we will ever have in our life as it has eternal bearings. We make the decision to believe every day. Fear issues in unbelief; we need to “be not afraid, only believe” when intimidating issues come up in life. The teaching ends with a look at Matthew 6 in regards to the decision to think in a carnal way (with worry, doubt, and fear) or in a spiritual way. We can change our heart by changing our thinking. Unbelievers seek to meet their own needs, but we as believers have a different lifestyle. We seek God first, and, in doing so, He supplies the rest. There is a lot of fear and worry in the world, but we can make the decision to believe God in our lives. We can choose to lead people out and be pioneers back to God.
Date: April 30, 2017